My name is Allie and I am an English major that University of Arkansas who loves reading and writing and wants to be a teacher. That is how I would have introduced myself prior to this class. My goals were incredibly linear. I took twelve hours this summer so I will be able to… Read More What is missing in a college English class.
Jennifer Polk isn’t complaining about the academic job market. She’s growing her own. In her article on Chronicle Vitae, Polk responds to the question that graduate students have been asking themselves for quite some time: how will I use my humanities degree? Her own answer has been to start a business, and with her new career,… Read More The Ivory Tower is Falling Down, Falling Down, Falling Down
Another humanities PhD candidate put forward a finger-wagging argument that the charlatans who bill our PhDs as multitools for the non-academic job market are indulging us in fantasy. (Playing pretend? In academia? No…) Just kidding, Jacqui Shine, you know I love you. (Well you didn’t, but now you do.) In her pointed article, “Alt-Ac Isn’t Always the… Read More Who Said Anything About a Systemic Fix? : How Alt- and Post-Ac Job Markets May Relieve Pressure While Academia Recovers